About Crisis Access

12-4-2013 9-20-44 PMIn 2013, the nation’s leaders in integrated crisis services formed Crisis Access, LLC to respond to the emerging trend of states that want a different kind of service. Some are doing this because of public safety concerns stemming from events like Aurora and Newtown. For others, the goal is social justice and meeting the requirements of the ADA and Olmstead. And some are concerned about the high numbers who could avoid Emergency Department care with better community crisis supports.

The partnership of Behavioral Health Link, ProtoCall Services and Recovery Innovations imagined a crisis system of care that would meet all of their needs, one where:

  • The people receiving care rejoice over Recovery & Resiliency built into the system from the ground up
  • Individuals receiving facility crisis care are referred to as “Guests” and seclusion and restraint is considered “Treatment Failure” for Crisis Access of Colorado
  • The crisis service system is readily accessible with the mantra “A Crisis Has No Schedule,” regardless of whether urban or frontier
  • Accountability and more efficient utilization Reduces Unnecessary Costs documented through transparent, real-time data reporting and predictive modeling

Crisis Access, LLC was incorporated in Colorado after Governor John Hickenlooper and the Colorado Department of Human Services introduced “Strengthening Colorado’s Mental Health System: A Plan to Safeguard All Coloradans.” We propose a system of care that is different, one that incorporates statewide integration of services that is proven and in use. We are committed to recovery, accountability and transparency and have experience of making those values a reality in a system of care.

The Executive Team

In August 2013, David W. Covington, LPC, MBA left his position as Vice-President Clinical & Program Outcomes with Magellan Health Services to become CEO & President of Crisis Access, LLC (d/b/a Crisis Access of Colorado). David works closely with the CEOs for the sponsoring companies, Phil Evans, Gregg Graham and Gene Johnson.

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